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Finding Dory (2016)

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The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

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Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane (co-director)

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Andrew Stanton (original story by), Andrew Stanton (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 15 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen DeGeneres ... Dory (voice)
Albert Brooks ... Marlin (voice)
Ed O'Neill ... Hank (voice)
Kaitlin Olson ... Destiny (voice)
Hayden Rolence ... Nemo (voice)
Ty Burrell ... Bailey (voice)
Diane Keaton ... Jenny (voice)
Eugene Levy ... Charlie (voice)
Sloane Murray Sloane Murray ... Young Dory (voice)
Idris Elba ... Fluke (voice)
Dominic West ... Rudder (voice)
Bob Peterson ... Mr. Ray / Additional Voices (voice)
Kate McKinnon ... Wife Fish (voice)
Bill Hader ... Husband Fish (Stan) (voice)
Sigourney Weaver ... Sigourney Weaver (voice)
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Storyline

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Written by Jwelch5742

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She just kept swimming... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Nemo 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,060,273, 20 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$486,295,561

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,028,570,889
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last Disney's animated film of 2010s to be produced in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. See more »

Goofs

When Hank is navigating Dory with the stroller through the park, they knock down a little girl. Before she is struck, the girl's shirt is blue and white striped. When she is seen a moment later, crying on the ground, her shirt has changed to solid pink. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Dory: Hi. I'm Dory. I suffer from short-term remembory loss.
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Crazy Credits

In a post-end credits scene, Fluke and Rudder repel another attempt by Gerald to join them on the rock, while the Tank Gang from Finding Nemo (2003) floats by, still in their bags, which are filthy after crossing the ocean -- except for Jacques' bag of course. They begin to celebrate their arrival before being promptly scooped up by researchers from the Marine Life Institute and thrown into a cooler where they will be presumably rescued, rehabilitated and released. The ordeal distracts Fluke and Rudder long enough for Gerald to sneak onto the rock behind them. See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How I Spent My Vacation (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Unforgettable
Written by Irving Gordon
Performed by Sia
Produced, Orchestrated, and Conducted by Oliver Kraus
Vocals Recorded by Jesse Shatkin
Recording Engineer Chris Steffen
Mixed by Brad Haehnel
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Charming, funny with a great message
13 May 2017 | by ImdbidiaSee all my reviews

Finding Dory is not only a gorgeous-looking animated film, but a really family fun adventure. It's cheeky, funny, cute, naughty, crazy and heart-warming. It is not specially simple or over the top, and settles in a happy medium that will please kids and a adults alike. Although this is a sequel to Finding Nemo, the story feels like a film on its own, and while some of the events and characters in the first film appear also here, Finding Dory would still be a great film even if the first movie had never been made.

Finding Dory is not a film about being lost, is a film a about finding who you are and finding home. It sends a message that your family is not always just your natural family, but those who include you in their family, help and love you when you don't have anybody else and you are most vulnerable.

The story also sends a very positive message to any kid who has a disability, learning problem, or is just different. Dory has a short memory span, yet that problem makes her take decisions rapidly and be fearless and resolute, lets her evaluate any situation rapidly and make the best of it; Dory needs of other people, but she is so devoted and caring, that anybody wants to help her when she's in need. The analogy for those kids who are different is wonderful -- those things that seem to be a shortcoming and make you different, might end being the source of your greatness, helping you develop great qualities, and make of you an unique lovable individual.

No animated movie can pass the adults' test without having great characters and great voices. This is the case here. The characters are varied, funny, have distinct personalities, and the actors lending their voices to them do a great job at infusing them with life and soul. I enjoyed Ellen being Dory. She did a great job at infusing Dory with that charm and soul the character needs. Besides, Ellen's natural voice has those things that are quintessential Dory: naughtiness, innocence, excitement and child-like tones. I found baby Dory absolutely adorable and wonderful. Once Dory becomes an adult and Ellen's voice is more fully there, I couldn't but hear Ellen, not always Dory. I would have liked her voice to be a bit more twinkled or morphed so as to allow Dory to take Ellen over, if you know what I mean.

My main criticism to the film is perhaps the fact that the story becomes inorganic when we see an octopus driving a van and a fish reading signs and driving signs. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but I thought that somewhat didn't glue well with the rest of the film.

The film comes together with the short film Pipper, which I reviewed elsewhere, and adorable addition to a great combo.

Most enjoyable.


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